South Africa’s leading online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Product Manager to join our Product Discovery team in Cape Town.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us!
Think you’ve been challenged before? Think again!
Scale : Over 2.5 million happy shoppers shop online on takealot.com. Show them what you can do.
Learn : We work with the best of the best, and then some. Code alongside industry leaders and upskill in record time.
Grow : Expand your career in the fast-growing Takealot Group : takealot.com, Superbalist.com and Mr D Food. We like to promote from within : Here’s your chance.
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This position reports to the Head of Product.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it :
Building the vision and roadmap for the Takealot product discovery portfolio with a special emphasis on the Takealot Android and iOS mobile applications.
Working cross-functionally with engineering, design, operations, and executive teams to bring about product enhancements that will improve our frontend experiences.
Working with business owners to understand their strategy, requirements, and priorities in order to translate their needs into projects for frontend engineering teams.
Defining / tracking the metrics and data that will inform all decisions on frontend features and functionality.
Analyzing and understanding project scope and core objectives through workshops with stakeholders to define business requirements.
Eliciting low-level functional requirements and documenting these requirements such that detailed technical specifications can be compiled by engineering teams.
Collaborate with technical lead and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
Evolve appropriate Product Management practices for a responsive, dynamic environment to foster effective execution to commitments.
Be proactive in ensuring that the engineering and QA teams understand the requirements by facilitating backlog grooming and sprint planning sessions and initiating functional clarification sessions where needed.
Set timelines, drive project schedules and lead cross-functional development teams from design through to release.
Review the test plan and test scripts to ensure quality and coverage.
Performing user acceptance testing.
Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the mobile app space.
The skills we need :
Must have a proven track record of execution and have the ability to formulate a detailed product roadmap and to execute on that plan.
Ability to wear multiple hats to guide junior product managers, business analysts, UX experts, and engineering to deliver world-class products.
Be solution-oriented, accountable, highly-motivated and have a robust personality.
The ability to take initiative in ambiguous situations, by identifying critical problems and driving solutions.
Data-driven decision making.
Outstanding organizational and communication skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities
Attention to detail
An avid customer advocate
Qualifications & Experience :
Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Diploma in a related field and a minimum of 3 to 5 years Product Management experience, of which a minimum of 2 years experience in a Product Development environment is required.
In the event that a candidate does not have a Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in a related field, an equivalent experience requirement must be met, which equates to a minimum of 6 years of Product Management experience, of which a minimum of 2 years experience in a Product Development environment is required.
Experience in an e-commerce environment or in a mobile app-based environment would be an advantage.
Let’s talk about life Takealot Group
The power is in your hands : We offer a market-related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs.
Go on, be the master of your own destiny.
No doors : We aren’t fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. See someone you like? High five, collab and make something great.
Remote working : Love water cooler chats and working from home? Takealot.com offers a hybrid working model for the best of both worlds.
Mentorship programme : We aren’t kidding when we say the people with the best people win. Now’s your chance to be one of the best, by learning from the best.
Naspers Tech Community & Online Learning : Share ideas and grow with global industry leaders who are all just a Slack message away.
Love to learn? Up-skill with free access to courses on MyAcademy, Udacity, Coursera and more.
Good times : Get to know the other extraordinary minds at takealot.com during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think good times).
Staff discount . Millions of products across 28 departments. What more could you ask for?
Birthday leave : Cake Day all the way. Enjoy your day off - you deserve it.
Right tools, right job : Mac or Windows, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, you’ll work on the latest tech, off the latest tech.
Help when you need it most : Confidential counselling, legal support and financial guidance, for free, anytime, anywhere.
Tech stack (for days) : ReactJS, Python, Scala, Kotlin, Swift, Google Cloud, Kafka, Redis, Kubernetes and all things machine learning.
If you build it, they will come.
Free parking : No more 5km fun runs to your desk (unless you want to).
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